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Business Owners Can Close Down the Doors During Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Clifton Park

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

INSURANCE PAD WITH A FLAME IN BACKGROUND SERVPRO responds quickly to your Clifton Park commercial fire damage. Our business is to keep you in business.

SERVPRO Strives to Keep Your Clifton Park Business Functional during Fire and Smoke Cleanup

After the fire department has dealt with the damaging flames, the secondary damages of fire in your business begin. The traces of smoke and soot can discolor your walls, as well as porous surfaces such as carpets and furniture. Getting in touch with a reputable restoration company like SERVPRO as soon as possible can help mitigate the damage and return your property to its preloss condition.

What are the precautions to take after a fire?

Commercial fire damage in your Clifton Park business can severely affect your inventory and the structure. You should, however, put things in motion after the unfortunate event and assist in the reconstruction process. You may help prevent another incident from worsening and causing further harm. Following the incident, it is essential to take the following precautions

  • Call your insurance provider immediately
  • Avoid going into contact with affected surfaces
  • Keep your documents secure

SERVPRO technicians clean any type of surface, even those that can be damaged by moisture, such as inventory and furniture. To clean the smoke residues, SERVPRO technicians can use a deep sponge and shampoo super concentrate. They can clean your furniture effectively and the technique decreases the likelihood of moisture accumulating on the surface.

Even small fires can cause insignificant damage if not handled professionally. Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for professional restoration at a friendly cost. Talk to us today at (518) 885-2620. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can Property Owners Handle Flood Damage in Their Clifton Park Homes Effectively?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

flooded basement, appliances burners Rapid groundwater extraction from a Clifton Park basement can mitigate the damages---Call SERVPRO

Property Owners Should Leave Flood Damage in Clifton Park to Experienced Restorers Like SERVPRO

It is impossible to imagine life without water, but there are times when living with water is much more difficult. You have to deal with flood-related damage as fast as possible by involving restorers like SERVPRO. Our team of storm damage technicians can help you handle flood damage of any size or scope at any time of the day.

The potential of flood damage in your property

Storm flood damage in your Clifton Park has the potential to bring life to a halt. It affects anyone who is stranded in flood-damaged properties. Flood damage can take many forms, and several factors determine the severity of the damage. Consider the following scenario:

  • Floodwater can be contaminated
  • It can cause mold growth within 48 hours
  • It can damage drywall

How SERVPRO restorers dry moisture behind drywalls

Before drying your property, SERVPRO can extract the excess floodwater in your property to speed up the drying process. The moisture left behind can continue causing significant damage if left to dry on its own. Our SERVPRO technicians can drill small holes into the void behind your drywall to access moisture. We can use structural cavity drying equipment with vents attached to air movers. This advanced equipment is called an injecti-dry. The gear directs dry air into the drywall to speed up drying. Drying may take several days to over a week, depending on the severity of the flooding. An antimicrobial product is usually applied to treated areas to reduce health effects and material degradation caused by mold infestations.

Avoid costly damages that floodwater can cause by acting fast. Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for professional restoration at a friendly cost. Talk to us today at (518) 885-2620. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Homeowners Can Try Handling Water Damage in Clifton Park Homes

6/6/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen water damage, boards removed This water damage in Clifton Park was SERVPRO done with removal of floor boards and advanced equipment like the shown air mover

It Is Wise to Let Professional Restorers Like SERVPRO Handle Water Damage in Clifton Park?

Water damage is among the most difficult problems property owners face for a variety of reasons. For starters, if left unaddressed, they may cause significant harm to one's business and personal property. However, if handled on time by professional restorers like SERVPRO, the damage may be minimal.

Can wood rot if it gets wet?

Wood is treated to withstand the elements, particularly if it is to be used in construction; but, since it is still a natural material, it can rot during water damage in your Clifton Park home if restoration is delayed. Your ceiling may begin to sag and your wooden floor may warp. When you contact SERVPRO restorers, we respond within a short period to minimize damage and get your home to its pre-water condition

When responding to water damage-related problems, we equip ourselves with advanced equipment and tools. Depending on the magnitude of the damage, SERVPRO can use desiccant dehumidifiers with two 20-inch reinforced duct lines for large, extreme water intrusion projects. The equipment generates heat, which is transferred to the affected area through one of the duct lines through the desiccant material. The other duct line absorbs moisture from the building after heating the affected area. Desiccant dehumidifiers are our preferred options because:

  • The equipment works well in colder and dryer settings.
  • Produces the driest air with the least amount of vapor.
  • When the intake air is hotter and dryer, the system performs well.

It may be less expensive to let professional restorers handle water damage in your property. Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County immediately at (518) 885-2620 for excellent restoration “Like it never even happened.”

Why do Halfmoon Business Owners Call SERVPRO at First Sight of Mold Damage?

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Call SERVPRO for mold remediation services in your Halfmoon business. We will leave it looking "Like it never even happened."

Halfmoon Entrepreneurs can Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediation

Ignoring early indications of mold damage to your Halfmoon property can have serious consequences. Not only can mold spread rapidly, but it can also cause health effects to people working on the premises. You need immediate professional help to deal with such a situation. SERVPRO technicians that arrive at your Halfmoon work place have expertise in mold inspection and mold removal from commercial properties. 

SERVPRO mold specialists take great care while mitigating mold damage in your Halfmoon commercial space to reduce any chance of spreading airborne spores. 

How SERVPRO Mold Specialists Carry Out Mold Remediation at Your Halfmoon Commercial Property? 

Mold remediation is a multi-step process requiring technical expertise and experience. 

  • The first step in mold removal is to set up a containment around the affected area of your property. The materials that are beyond restoration are disposed of according to regulatory guidelines. 
  • Technicians scope for any additional mold damage at your Halfmoon property by looking for signs of water damage using moisture sensing devices such as thermal cameras and moisture meters.
  • In the next step, the SERVPRO professionals focus on reducing the moisture content to dry the existing mold and prep it for the removal process. 
  • We use HEPA vacuuming for mold removal from dry surfaces. Our mold specialists clean semi-porous materials by sanding, damp wiping, wire brushing, or other abrasive methods. The settled spores are removed by HEPA vacuuming as well. 

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620 for round-the-clock assistance. 

Clifton Park Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Flood Damage Restoration

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Umbrella in the rain When storm water invades your property, you can count on our skilled team of experts to return your home back to its original condition.

Did a Storm Cause Flood Damage to Your Clifton Park Home? Call SERVPRO for a 24/7 Service

A storm can cause severe flood damage to your Clifton Park home. What you do during the first few hours after the incident directly impacts the flood restoration cost and the time required. SERVPRO technicians have years of experience in mitigating flood damage to Clifton Park homes. We understand the local conditions of the area and deploy a strategy that yields the best results. 

Leaking roofs from storms in Clifton Park can cause water to accumulate and can cause many problems, including basement flooding. SERVPRO technicians begin the restoration process by removing this water. However, water removal is merely the first step. 

How do SERVPRO Experts Tackle Water Cleanup After a Flood in Your Clifton Park Home? 

Once the water is removed from the property, SERVPRO experts begin the flood restoration process at your Clifton Park home that includes several steps-

  • Provide Humidity Control- Humidity in the water-damaged home is restored to preloss condition by using dehumidifiers and air movers. Occasionally, techs also use air heating equipment such as indirect heating furnaces and portable heaters.
  • Provide Odor Control- We use air scrubbers and thermal foggers to eliminate wet material odors during the water cleanup process. 
  • Decontamination- Floodwater is almost always contaminated. We use chemical agents called antimicrobials to decontaminate the structure and contents. 

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620 for 24/7 assistance. 

Clifton Park Residents Need Professional Help in Fire Damage Restoration of Their Homes

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Fire with logo Our IICRC certified technicians are prepared to assist with any level of fire damage in your home. Call us right away.

SERVPRO Offers 24/7 Fire Damage Restoration Service to Clifton Park Home Owners 

A suburban town in Saratoga County, Clifton Park is home to around 36,000 proud residents. The earliest settlements in the area date back to the 17th century, but the town was officially incorporated in 1828. It was the last town to be established in the county. The city saw a boost in population after Interstate 87 was built through it in 1961. 

Spending a day with family in this beautiful city is truly refreshing and fun. Many attractions, including picnics and day trips, can fill your day pretty quickly. However, one of the most popular things to do is wine tasting. There are several breweries and distilleries around the city offering day tours and wine tasting events. You can learn more about the wine-making process on some of these tours as well. Here are some of the best wineries in the area- 

  • The Saratoga Winery and Tasting Room- It is one of Saratoga County's best wineries, offering a spread of choice beers, wines, and spirits. They even provide a full menu with wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, and more. There is a live musical performance every Friday night as well. The winery is known for its natural style Melomel wines, Cabernets, and their signature whites and reds. 
  • Ledge Rock Hill Winery and Vineyard- They are known for their wines with exceptional varietal character with just the right balance of fruitiness. They boast decades-long wine-making experience that has incorporated scientific methods over the years. The wines are made from only fresh ingredients. You can even customize your wine testing experience depending on your likes and dislikes. Private tastings and tours are also available on prior bookings. 
  • Northway Brewing Company- With a 3000 square-foot taproom, it is one of the biggest brewing companies in the area. You can taste some artisanal beers here, along with the smoothest wines and exquisite spirits. 

How Does Smoke Damage Impact Your Clifton Park Home? 

Fire damage at your Clifton Park home can be cosmetic as well as structural. One of the most significant factors causing such damage is smoke. The residue left behind after smoke damage is not only difficult to clean but can cause discoloration and even structural damage. SERVPRO restoration experts of Clifton Park understand the science of smoke and use it to devise a strategy for the best results. 

The damage caused by the smoke depends on multiple factors, that include the following-

  • The Temperature of Smoke- Smoke spreads away from the fire by the process of convection. As the temperature increases during a fire, the hot smoke rises to the top. The hotter the fires, the hotter is the smoke produced, which is forced against surfaces. Hotter smoke particles can penetrate deeper into the porous material causing extensive damage and making it difficult to clean.
  • The Temperature of the Surroundings- Hotter smoke generally moves towards colder surfaces. Consequently, colder surfaces such as closets, unheated rooms, and outside walls are damaged the most. A surprising amount of residue finds its way into closets and drawers. 

SERVPRO technicians understand this behavior of smoke and plan fire restoration strategies. 

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620 for round-the-clock assistance. 

Do You Need Flood Damage Clean-Up in Clifton Park – Call SERVPRO

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

water overlapping shoes in room Storm damage restoration is a specialty by SERVPRO. Call now for fast and immediate service for your property.

Sewage Cleanup After Flooding in Clifton Park

The floodwaters may have missed your home; however, sewer backups are common during a flood. Hundreds of gallons of toxic water filled with biohazards and infectious waste, harmful to human health, may be pushed back into your basement. Sewer cleanup situations may contain serious hazards in basements and sewage-contaminated crawl spaces.

SERVPRO provides flood damage clean-up, including sewage cleanup in Clifton Park homes and structures. 

Working in crawl spaces or basements presents many potential hazards. Our team is trained to provide biohazard remediation, removal of all contaminated materials, including disinfection of all structures and contents.

Flood damage and sewer backup hazards may include:

  • Sewer gas in crawl spaces and basements
  • Damage to electrical wiring and gas lines
  • Bio-hazards and infectious viruses and bacteria

Let SERVPRO professionals using appropriate hazmat protection provide sewage cleanup and basement flooding cleanup in your home or business. We protect your family, pets, and employees from potentially dangerous health hazards.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for water damage cleanup in Halfmoon and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Water Damage Cleanup in Halfmoon

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Woman catching water from leaking ceiling. SERVPROs response time is within 4 hours of the initial call. Water damage restoration is key to having your home back to preloss condition.

Water Clean-Up from Burst Pipes in Halfmoon – Call SERVPRO

Cold weather can cause water to freeze inside pipes causing burst pipes. Once the weather warms up and the pipes thaw, water is dripping everywhere. Inside the walls, on floors, and often water spreads to adjacent rooms and floors. Carpets, hardwood floors, and drywall are susceptible to water damage if they are not dried quickly.

SERVPRO provides water damage cleanup to Halfmoon residents along with the restoration of your home and contents. We specialize in water removal services, drying the contents and the structure, and water damage restoration. Once the floors are dry and the damaged drywall has been removed, we can assist in the repair and reconstruction as needed.

For example, water damage repairs may involve:

  • Drywall removal
  • Drywall installation and Painting
  • Carpet repair and installation
  • Hardwood floor repair
  • Plumbing repairs

SERVPRO responds in four hours or less. Water damage repairs can be minimized by our fast response and water cleanup, avoiding permanent swelling, buckling, cupping, and the crowning of hardwood floors or delamination of carpets.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for water damage cleanup in Halfmoon and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620. 

Fire Restoration and Smoke Damage Cleanup in Clifton Park

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

house on fire Fire damage restoration is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for the help and services needed for your home.

Need Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup – Call SERVPRO

The first settlements in what is now known as Clifton Park were in 1707. By 1723, the village had grown to 20 residents. The town was named Clifton Park officially in 1828. The population has grown to approximately 40,000 people today and is located about 12 miles north of Albany.

Some of the interesting activities for Clifton Park residents and visitors to enjoy in the surrounding area include:

  • Clifton Park Farmer's Market
  • 100 Acre Wood Trail Systems
  • Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve
  • Kinnes Road Park
  • Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
  • Robert Van Patten Memorial Trail
  • Clifton Park Golf
  • Mocha Lisa" s Caffe
  • Eagle Crest Golf Club
  • Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
  • Shmaltz Brewing Company
  • Yankee distillers
  • Pam's Pub
  • Van Patten Golf club

A few more details about several of these locations are included for your information.

Clifton Park Farmer's Market

The Clifton Park Farmer's Market is located at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church! Check for opening hours and schedules along with required current health guidelines while enjoying the market.

100 Acre Wood Trail Systems

The 100 Acre Wood Trail Systems is located not far from Clifton Park in Malta, with multiple trails spread over 100 acres of forested lands. The trail system is open year-round for hiking and observing nature. There are benches at various locations. Some routes involve stairs, and there are roadside pathways that surround the 100 Acre Woods that are paved and suitable for wheelchairs. These pathways also connect with others in the area, including the ZIM Smith Trail. There is no cycling, hunting, or alcohol allowed in the park.

Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve

Established in 2005 by Clifton Park, the Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve covers 240 acres of primarily undisturbed natural habitat. The preserve is suitable for challenging natural hiking, walking, and snowshoeing. Fishing is allowed; however, hunting is not permitted.

Golf Clubs in the Area include:

  • Barney Road Golf Course
  • Northway Golf Center
  • Brookhaven Golf Course
  • Clifton Park Golf
  • Eagle Crest Golf Club
  • Van Patten Golf club

Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway

The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway is a national scenic towpath hi-lilting times when mules pulled barges along the river's edge. There are tours with stops along the way, including Clifton Park, where you can explore their role in the industrial revolution and expansion into western areas of the country.

Robert Van Patten Memorial Trail

Robert Van Patten Memorial Trail is a 1.6-mile trail connecting Ushers Road to Van Patten Drive. The path is multi-use. 

 Please respect all users of the trail system.

Can Smoke Damaged Non-Porous Contents with Rough Surfaces Be Cleaned?

Grease fires can produce a great deal of oily smoke residue that leaves a residue on everything in the fire's vicinity. House fire cleanup involves removing fire-damaged contents, cleaning all contents and surfaces, and restoration of the fire-damaged areas.

SERVPRO provides fire restoration of homes and contents for residents of Clifton Park. We can deal with every type of fire-damaged home. Our teams use various cleaning techniques to remove soot and smoke residue from fabrics, hard surfaces, structural components, and contents that are difficult to clean.

Smoke remediation techniques include Immersion ultrasonic cleaning for difficult to clean surfaces. Immersion provides greater cleaning efficiency. Contents must be small enough to immerse. SERVPRO can clean hard to restore smoke damaged contents using this method by controlling:

  • The quantity of cleaning product used
  • The temperature of the product and
  • The immersion time

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for fire restoration in Clifton Park and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Is Your Plumbing Well Protected in a Clifton Park Home?

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

frozen pipe sign When water becomes solid in pipes there will be an issue with water damage. Call SERVPRO for the water mitigation services for your home.

Many homeowners get surprised every year to find water damage after under-insulated pipes break. 

With a grip of winter storms Clifton Park has experienced, ranging from Orlena to Shirley, steep temperature drops and cold snaps have threatened homes and businesses in the past months. Many structures have insulated pipes to prevent ice, but prolonged exposure in conditions well below freezing can still develop these damaging situations. Once ice forms inside of a water line, it can cause ruptures and breaks.

How Can Your Pipes Freeze? 

Extreme cold temperatures over a prolonged period, even just an evening, can compromise installed and under-insulated pipes in your home. With cold snaps, a regular event for Clifton Park winters, the likelihood of multiple lows beneath the necessary threshold to freeze and burst pipes is high. Still, water in pipes is the most likely to freeze over a matter of four to five hours, and depending on the lows, this timeline could decrease and include lines with a little flow.

Are There Warning Signs? 

There are several indicators that freezing might be happening or already happened. The most unambiguous indication is a loss of pressure or lack of flow from fixtures. Nothing from the faucets can usually point towards a blockage in the service, usually ice damming at vulnerable spots susceptible to changing weather conditions. In colder basement areas, you can often see pipes running to fixtures throughout the property, and when frost is forming on spots, this can show where ice clogs are forming.

What Damage Can A Burst Pipe Do in Your Clifton Park Home? 

When the water in the pipes becomes solid, the expansion can test the limitations of lead and copper pipes. When plumbing bursts or separates under this stress, immense water volumes can pour onto flooring or in wall cavities until you can get to the primary shutoff. Similar to drinks expanding and exploding from their containers in freezers, a burst pipe requires both immediate extraction efforts from our SERVPRO team, as well as the services available with our general contractor license.

Do You Need Professional Water Cleanup? 

Our team of water restoration experts can help with efficient mitigation as soon as we arrive. With powerful water removal tools, we can manage pooling to protect water-exposed contents and building materials better. Oversaturation and trapped moisture can quickly become a concern. Moisture detection tools like hygrometers and thermal imagery can identify damp pockets beyond surface material to limit tear-out for the drying to follow. Practical evaporative drying tools to eliminate moisture includes:

  • Centrifugal air movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Portable heaters
  • Positive/negative pressure systems
  • Floor mat drying system
  • Carpet wands

When an under-insulated water line becomes exposed to threatening temperatures below the freezing threshold, burst pipes can occur. Our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team can help with efficient water removal practices, plumbing repairs, and reconstruction as necessary. Give us a call anytime at (518) 885-2620.